What We Know<br />Brains are as unique as faces.<br />All Brains are not equal in their ability to solve problems<br />Brain is highly plastic.<br />Brain is changed by experience.<br />Brain connects new information to old.<br />
What Is Probably True<br /><ul><li>Emotions are critical to decision making.
Stress impacts learning – eustress vs bad stress.
Support from others is critical for learning and optimal academic performance.
Feedback and meaningful assessment is important to human learning, through the importance and role of feedback vary greatly across domains and processes.
Human brains seek patterns upon which they predict outcomes, and neural systems form responses to repeated patterns.
Self Regulation is an integral part of higher order thinking skills.
The elaboration (overt teaching) of key concepts facilitates new learning.
Rehearsal of retrieval cues aids in declarative memory process.
Declarative knowledge acquisition depends on memory and attention.</li></ul>Tokuhama-Espinosa<br />
Activating Strategies<br />activates engagement and motivation, hooks interest and links to prior knowledge<br />Student Choice<br />fosters motivation, engagement, interest<br />Jigsaw<br />ensures higher rate of cooperation, success<br />Tiered Assignments<br />offers different challenges, resources, and products based on ability level of student<br />Alternative Assessment<br />increases motivation, interest, and success <br />Summarizing Strategies<br />provides evidence of learning for learner and teacher <br />
Consider and Electronic Learning Journal<br />Google Doc shared with teacher<br />Shared OneNote Notebook<br />Blog<br />Regular Writing Assignments and Reflections<br />Brain Owner’s Manual – Common Learning Vocabulary<br />
Slide From Tomlinson ASCD Presentation 2010<br />
ways you will apply this knowledge outside of the classroom
question you still have</li></li></ul><li>Tic-Tac-Know<br />
Jigsaw<br />type of collaborative work<br />students read and examine a portion of a reading assignment and report what they've learned to the entire group<br />provides opportunities for small group interaction<br />allows active engagement of all students<br />varies ways in which students read and acquire information from their reading <br />
How to JigSaw- Home/Expert Groups<br />Divide the entire class into HOME GROUPS according to the number of passages to be read/examined. <br />Each participant of each HOME group receives a number. If the HOME group has 4 participants, each group has members who are numbered 1-2-3-4.<br />Each member of a HOME group receives a different reading assignment/article/passage/chapter. All number 1 members of each HOME group would have the same article, as would all number 2 members, etc. <br />
How to Jigsaw: EXPERT GROUPS<br /><ul><li>The HOME groups split, and members come together in other EXPERT groups. All number 1 members from each HOME group get together. Each member of an EXPERT group will become an expert on his/her article/passage and be prepared to teach the information he/she learned to the original HOME group.
Members of the EXPERT group then return to their HOME groups, and each member shares his/her expertise and knowledge with the HOME group.
Following this activity, group members discuss their own performance and the performance of the group. </li></li></ul><li>Graphic Organizers<br />MyWebSpiration<br />